|Chavara Cultural Centre
|Established in 1971, by the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate,
Chavara Cultural Centre-Kochi, a voluntary, non-sectarian, non political
institution for study and service, is devoted to the synthesis and development
of art and culture and promotion of faith in God and human brotherhood.
This organization has always been in the forefront, organizing programs
to prepare the youth to face the challenges of life boldly. Located in the
heart of the city of Cochin, this organization has been actively involved
in achieving its objective for more than three decades. The Centre has been
named after the great missionary Blessed Cyriac Elias Chavara, the founder
of C.M.I. Congregation.
|Chavara Cultural Centre is run under the supervision of CMI congregation
of priests who manage over 200 educational institutions all over India,
including prestigious colleges like Christ College Bangalore, S.H.College
Thevara Kochi, Rajagiri Institutions Kalamasserry, St. Josephs College Devagiri
Blessed Cyriac Elias Chavara
|The centre has been venue for the conferences of world
religions for three times since 1981. To promote communal harmony,
the Centre has been organizing interfaith gathering, dialogues, prayers
etc. either solely or jointly with others frequently. Debates on issues
of national and international interests are often held here. Talks
by famous speakers on various cardinal topics have often been delivered.
|The authorities of the centre are often invited for participation in Statewide,
National and International seminars, symposia, etc in India and abroad.
The name and data of the Centre have grabbed prominent place in various
national and international directories.
|The centre runs a good public library and reading room,
which are well utilized by the Cochinites. Coaching classes for high
school students, workshops on personality development with a view
to equip them for facing examinations boldly and to score higher targets
are often extended freely, on holidays. The centre provides foreign
language classes in French and English. It also gives training to
students in music, both vocal and instrumental and also in various
Chavara Cultural Centre